Looking after your sexual health

Sexual health is a very important part of our health throughout life. When there are issues with our sexual health it can impact many other aspects of our physical, mental and emotional well-being and our relationships with other people.

It is important to take ownership of our sexual health and seek help and advice to support our decision making. Practising safer sex will not only help reduce the risk of a sexually transmitted infection (STI) but will also help prevent against an unplanned pregnancy.

Please see below some useful information about looking after your sexual health:



There is useful information on the Family Planning Assocation website if you are a parent and want advice about talking to your children about relationships and sexual health.

If you would like some information about accessing sexual health services in the West:

The Health Improvement Department provide a range of free information leaflets and training opportunities.

To view our catalogue of resources click here.

To view our Training Brochure for activites click here.